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Assistant Professor in Quantitative Fisheries Management

The University of California at Davis is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in quantitative fisheries management. The successful candidate will join the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in fisheries science, ecology and evolutionary biology, statistics and applied mathematics, or a related field, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in fisheries and marine science, management, and conservation and/or model fitting to data, be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students and participate in research and outreach/engagement programs consistent with the mission of the CA Agricultural Experiment Station.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website:
https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01848. Additional inquiries can be directed to Eric Post, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (ude.sivadcu|tsop#ude.sivadcu|tsop) or Marissa Baskett, Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ude.sivadcu|tteksablm#ude.sivadcu|tteksablm). The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017.

3 year fixed term faculty position in mathematical biology

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, invites applications for a Max Wyman Term Assistant Professorship in Mathematics and Statistics. This is a non-tenure-track, three-year fixed-term position under the Contract Academic Staff: Teaching Agreement (CAST). Although open to all areas of mathematics and statistics, priority will be given to Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Finance, Mathematical Physics, Probability and Statistics. Candidates whose research directly relates to that of one or more professors in the department will be given hiring preference. The position offers a stimulating research and teaching environment with a reduced teaching load (averaging two one-semester courses per year). A start-up research grant is included with the position. Salary is commensurate with that of an Assistant Professor. Review of applications will begin December 30, 2016, however the competition will remain open until filled. Full details can be found at https://www.ualberta.ca/mathematical-and-statistical-sciences/career-opportunities.

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Biology

The Department of Biology at The University of Mississippi invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, in Quantitative Ecology and Cell Biology .

Quantitative Ecology. We seek candidates who bring cutting-edge mathematical, modeling, and computational tools to the development of ecological and evolutionary theory. Areas of interest include behavioral ecology, multilevel selection theory, sexual selection, life history ecology, metabolic scaling, spatial and temporal structure, species coexistence, and community assembly. Applicants with transdisciplinary interests who integrate theoretical development with empirical tests, whether alone or in collaboration, are encouraged to apply.

Cell Biology. We seek candidates who investigate the molecular and genetic mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication within or between organisms. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell interactions, quorum sensing and biofilm biology, cell-cell signaling in neuronal pathfinding, and cellular interactions underlying development. Applicants working on genetically tractable systems who use a broad range of approaches to address their questions, such as imaging and omics, are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop innovative, externally funded research programs and to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise. They will join a vibrant and broad-based Biology department (biology.olemiss.edu) at The University of Mississippi, a Carnegie-designated R1 University with Highest Research Activity. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral experience, and a record of published work related to their research area. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

These appointments are part of a strategic growth initiative to complement departmental strengths in species interactions and symbiosis, genetics and biodiversity, and neuroscience and behavior. The University of Mississippi has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For” and is located in Oxford, Mississippi, a beautiful college town well known for its outstanding educational and cultural opportunities.
To apply, please visit our Online Employment Service at jobs.olemiss.edu. Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining interest and suitability for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a two-page statement of current and future research interests, (4) a one-page statement of teaching interests and qualifications, (5) a single PDF with copies of up to five publications or submitted manuscripts, and (6) names and contact information for four references. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Inquiries about these positions can be directed to Dr. Stephen Brewer, Chair of the Quantitative Ecologist Search Committee, at jbrewer @ olemiss.edu, or Dr. Sarah Liljegren, Chair of the Cell Biology Search Committee, at liljegren @ olemiss.edu.

Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Theoretical/Quantitative Ecology, Rutgers University

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources (http://deenr.rutgers.edu/) and the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (https://marine.rutgers.edu/main/) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical/Quantitative Ecology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are searching for a highly creative, productive and collaborative scientist whose work addresses fundamental topics in any area of ecological theory using modeling, computation, or other mathematical approaches. The specific research and system of study are open. The candidate is expected to have, or develop, an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate's area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. This position requires a PhD at the time of appointment, with post-doctoral experience preferred.

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a 3-page vision statement for their research program in this position (note this is not a recitation of past work), 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, and 5) three selected publications. In addition, please provide contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation can be requested.

All application materials should be sent to ude.sregtur.sbes|ygolocE_laciteroehT#ude.sregtur.sbes|ygolocE_laciteroehT. Review of candidates will begin December 18th, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to the Chair of the search committee Dr. Julie Lockwood (ude.sregtur.posea|doowkcol#ude.sregtur.posea|doowkcol).

Rutgers University, New Brunswick is a top ranked research institution and New Jersey's premier public university. It is a member of the Big Ten, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Association of American Universities (AAU). An equal opportunity employer, Rutgers is committed to building a diverse community and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Quantitative Biology, University of South Florida

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida (USF) is seeking applicants for a 9 month, full-time, tenure­ earning Assistant or Associate Professor position in Quantitative Biology. The research and graduate teaching foci of the successful applicant should include innovative applications of mathematical or statistical models to biological problems at any level of organization from ecosystems to genes. Applicants who develop quantitative approaches to important challenges in areas such as ecological or evolutionary biology, integration of empiricism and theory, systems biology, biological statistics, or other biological subdisciplines are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and an appropriate track record in research that includes a demonstrated record of publications and other accomplishments consistent with an appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience, who can teach graduate-level mathematical or statistical modeling and are collaborative. Salary is competitive and negotiable. Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include developing a productive, extramurally funded research program, teaching, and service to support the Department of Integrative Biology, which offers both MS and PhD degree programs. USF is classified as "R1: Research Universities (Highest research activity)" in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 25 research university among public institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. The University of South Florida is located in Tampa, Florida, which is a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of almost three million residents that offers a wide range of cultural, artistic, athletic, and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico beaches and an affordable cost of living.

Applicants should use the Online Application Link given below to submit an application as a single pdf file, which must include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, and 5) contact information, including email, for three references. For additional questions about this position contact Mary Parrish (ude.fsu|hsirrapm#ude.fsu|hsirrapm). The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 11, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled.
Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Mary Parrish at 813/974-6210 or ude.fsu|hsirrapm#ude.fsu|hsirrapm, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Online Application Link: https://gems.fastmail.usf.edu:4440/psp/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

University of Miami Department of Mathematics Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Miami is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2017. While we invite applications from all areas of mathematics, special consideration will be given to candidates in the broad area of mathematical biology.

Candidates should demonstrate outstanding research potential and have a strong commitment to teaching excellence. Candidates with postdoctoral experience are especially encouraged to apply, although applications from new PhDs are also welcome. A PhD is required by the time the appointment begins.

Formal review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically through the AMS website www.mathjobs.org. Letters of recommendation, at least three of which should address research and one of which should address teaching, may be submitted online at www.mathjobs.org or mailed to: Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, University of Miami, P.O. Box 249085, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4250.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

Please see https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9166 for application instructions.


We invite applications for a tenure track position in quantitative ecology, at the level of Assistant or early Associate Professor. We seek candidates with expertise in analyzing large data sets or modeling of processes from the ecosystem to regional or larger scales, with an emphasis on the interactions of human-accelerated environmental change with ecological structure and function and sustainability. We will consider applicants with a strong theoretical, statistical, and/or computational background studying the interactions between organisms (including humans) and the environment as this influences biogeochemistry, ecological function, climate change, community assembly, or broad-scale patterns in biodiversity. The area of expertise could be in any ecosystem. We are particularly interested in individuals who are developing and applying quantitative methods, who are interested in understanding underlying ecological processes, who work at various scales, and who will collaborate with ecologists and evolutionary biologists as well as scientists in related disciplines across Cornell.

Faculty Position: Assistant or early Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Tenure track, academic-year (9-month) appointment with 50% research and 50% teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D., demonstrated excellence in research in some aspect of quantitative ecology, such as analyzing big data sets, remote sensing, ecological observation systems, or ecosystem-scale, regional-scale, or Earth system modeling. Candidates should have a strong interest in collaborative research, and a dedication to excellence in teaching. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a well-funded, innovative research program with a national and international reputation, to teach in an introductory ecology course, and to develop an advanced course in quantitative methods in his or her specialty area.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience.

Start Date: July 2017

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted via the website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8040. Candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a statement of teaching interests and experience. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference. Inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Christine Goodale, at ude.llenroc|hcraeslocetnauq#ude.llenroc|hcraeslocetnauq. Applications from women and minority candidates are actively encouraged.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Staff Scientist Position in Quantitative Forest Ecology at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications for a permanent research position for a quantitative biologist conducting research on the ecology and evolution of tropical forests. Successful candidates will develop outstanding, independent research programs, supervise students and post-doctoral fellows, collaborate with Smithsonian staff, and provide service to STRI.

STRI is headquartered in the Republic of Panama, with modern research facilities, a library with extensive holdings in the natural and anthropological sciences, and field stations throughout the Republic of Panamá. Staff scientists maintain research programs within a worldwide network of collaborators at diverse academic institutions. Opportunities for mentoring young scientists are available through an internal fellowship program. Formal teaching is possible through educational programs with affiliated universities, but not required.

Incumbents will complement existing strengths at STRI, and within STRI’s Center for Tropical Forest Science/Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory, including, but not limited to, community and population ecology, ecosystem biology, evolutionary ecology, soil-plant interactions, microbial ecology of forests, plant physiology, animal behavior and human impacts on tropical forests. Both positions are based in the Republic of Panama. Early- to mid-career candidates are especially encouraged, but applicants at all postdoctoral stages will be considered.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant field, outstanding publication record, demonstrated success in obtaining grants, and a commitment to communicating science to the public. Demonstrated experience with bioinformatics (microbial biologist) and database management (quantitative biologist) will be an advantage.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a summary of research accomplishments and interests, curriculum vitae, three to five significant publications as separate PDFs, and the names and contact information of three references to ude.is|hcraesirts#ude.is|hcraesirts. Address inquiries to Dr. Helene Muller-Landau, Chair, Quantitative Forest Ecology Search Committee, at ude.is|HrelluM#ude.is|HrelluM.

Positions are open until filled; review of applications will begin on 2 December 2016.

STRI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. Appointments are made regardless of nationality.

Job announcement: http://www.forestgeo.si.edu/article/248/

Tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Ecology at the University of Michigan

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for an assistant professor (tenure-track) position in ecology. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. We seek applicants who bring cutting-edge theoretical, mathematical, and computational tools to the study of ecological systems of any kind, including traditional fields such as population dynamics and community assembly as well as emerging subdisciplines such as urban ecology, macroecology, microbial ecology, disease ecology, and eco-immunology. Applicants with inter- and trans-disciplinary interests and who integrate theoretical development with empirical tests, whether alone or in collaboration, are especially encouraged to apply. This position will be a joint appointment with the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a concise statement describing current and future plans for research, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and evidence of teaching excellence (if any), and a statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion in Academia. Applicants should also include the names and email addresses of three references.

EEB is committed to fostering ethnic and gender diversity throughout the department, and is especially interested in candidates contributing to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their teaching, research, and/or service. To apply, please see http://www.resources-eeb.lsa.umich.edu/search16/index.php. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 (Theoretical Ecologist) and will continue until the positions are filled.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply and the University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Lecturer / Assistant Professor for Quantitative Ecology at the University of Regensburg, Germany

The Professorship for Theoretical Ecology at the Chair for Ecology and Conservation Biology offers a fixed-term position (no tenure track) as a lecturer in Quantitative Ecology for an initial duration of three years, with a possible extension of up to three years.

  • Application deadline: 08/20/2016
  • Full job advertisement here (PDF/33 KB). See also this blog post.

Assistant Professor Biometry and Environmental System Analysis, University of Freiburg, Germany

fixed term (3+3 years) to start 1 October 2016.

Applicants should have strong interests and competences in statistical analysis and possibly process modelling of ecological systems. The successful candidate will pursue an independent research agenda but is expected to contribute to the research foci of the department: development and application of statistical approaches to ecological research questions; and improving ecological theory by formally linking process models to data. For further information please see www.biom.uni-freiburg.de.

The position includes a teaching obligation of 4 "semester hours" (approx. 100 contact hours per year) at BSc and MSc level, plus supervision of BSc- and MSc-theses.

We offer an active and diverse working group with access to computing and field work facilities; an excellent research environment for ecological, evolutionary and environmental topics, across the faculties of Environment and Natural Resources and Biology; and living in one of the best-loved cities in Germany, in the heart of Europe.

Please send your application (including a cover letter, CV mentioning previous teaching activities and research interests, publication list and contact details of three references), stating the reference number 9821, before 31 July 2016 as a single PDF-file to Eva Meier <ed.grubierf-inu.moib|reiem.ave#ed.grubierf-inu.moib|reiem.ave>. For further information please contact Carsten Dormann: Tel. ++49 (0)761 2033750; ed.grubierf-inu.moib|nnamrod.netsrac#ed.grubierf-inu.moib|nnamrod.netsrac

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